This week you might just get your head crushed. Canada’s answer to Monty Python, The Kids in the Hall, stop by DPAC for one night, Little Green Pig gives us a taste of Kraftwerk, MOJOAA is all about moms, and next Tuesday a Broadway touring company brings magic to the Bull City with “Pippin.” NC Symphony and actors from Playmakers Rep collaborate in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Be sure to catch the critically-acclaimed “Russian Girls” at Manbites, “Next to Normal” from NC Theatre, and the ever-popular “RENT” at NRACT before they close if you haven’t already!
Here’s what’s onstage across the Triangle:
The Emotions of Normal People (PREVIEW) – May 9, Durham Fruit Company, Durham – FREE half-hour preview of “werk in progress” from Little Green Pig’s upcoming Kraftwerk-inspired movement theater piece about love, betrayal, and other scheisse in 1970’s East Germany, 7pm
The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (CLOSING) – Apr. 23 – May 9, Manbites Dog Theatre, Durham – Meg Miroshnik’s modern fairytale takes a darker turn when a young woman visits her mother’s homeland, Russia, which is now the land of Pushkin, the Politburo, and Pussy Riot
Hedwig and the Angry Inch – May 1 – 17, Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – The Obie Award-winning Off-Broadway smash brings intimate rock cabaret to the story of a botched East-German sex change recipient and her colorful love life
The Kids in the Hall (ONE NIGHT ONLY, pictured above) – May 8, DPAC, Durham – The ground-breaking sketch comedy troupe has reunited all five members for a North American tour, bringing back favorite characters and bits as well as new material live onstage
The Liar – May 1 – 23, Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill – David Ives’ adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s classic farce about a lying nobleman, his hopelessly honest servant, identical twin maids and a meddling father
Yo Mama!: A Multicultural, Multiform Presentation on the Many Faces and Facets of Motherhood (ONE WEEKEND ONLY) – May 8 & 9, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – MOJOAA Performing Arts and Common Ground present a lineup of stories about being a mom, having a mom, living with, missing and loving moms
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ONE WEEKEND ONLY) – May 8 & 9, Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh – NC Symphony and UNC School of the Arts host a theatrical symphonic presentation of the beloved Shakespeare play with passionate music by Felix Mendelssohn, part of the Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh series
Next to Normal (CLOSING) – May 1 – 10, A. J. Fletcher Opera Theatre, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh – The Tony and Pulitzer Award-winning rock musical takes the stage with the powerful story of a woman dealing with bipolar disorder
Pippin (OPENING) – May 12 – 17, DPAC, Durham – The 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival re-imagines the story of a young prince and his quest to find meaning in a high-flying acrobatic style while remaining in the style of original choreographer Bob Fosse
RENT (CLOSING) – Apr. 24 – May 10, North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT), Raleigh – Jonathan Larson’s up-from-nothing smash hit musical, loosely based on Puccini’s “La Boheme,” finds young artists struggling with love, art, AIDS, and how to pay the rent
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